UCLA Chancellor Gene Block released the following statement regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs settlement of a lawsuit concerning the agency’s West Los Angeles property.

We welcome this new day at the Department of Veterans Affairs; we applaud this outcome and understand the need to find lasting housing solutions for our local veterans. We are eager to work with Secretary McDonald to strengthen the VA’s relationship with UCLA, including Jackie Robinson Stadium.

UCLA has a nearly 70-year collaborative relationship with the VA, providing research, teaching and medical service to our veterans. We look forward to participating in the master planning process in order to build upon our work to help make the West LA VA a 21st century campus that will meet the unique health needs of today’s veterans.